Internationally renowned chef, Rob Rees, visited Bendigo on Friday to promote BSSC’s Big Give campaign –  BSSC Kitchen Challenge – Changing lives through the power of food.  Chef Rees met with Sonia and Nick Anthony at Masons to discuss the program and the benefits to both the college and wider communities.

Chef Rees MBE, has run programs in Australia and abroad, that change the lives of young people through the power of good food. Alongside Jamie Oliver he has been the driving force for improvements in school food as Chairman of the British Children’s Food Trust.

A group of students from varied social and ethnic backgrounds will be chosen to work alongside current VET Hospitality students to create a truly inclusive Kitchen Challenge.

Running over a period of eight weeks, the BSSC Kitchen Challenge will culminate with students preparing a formal sit-down dinner for well-known chefs from the Bendigo restaurant scene, and invited guests who have supported the fundraising campaign.

Your support will provide a group of 10 students with an opportunity that, at the very least, will build confidence and life skills, but could transform their future life direction. Please help us to make this happen.

Grab your credit card and go to to make your donation any time between Monday 1 August and the Big Give Day on Thursday 1 September.